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After Effects Apprentice, 2nd Edition by Chris Trish Meyer

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Parenting and Nesting

Grouping layers to make them easier to coordinate

In This Lesson

parenting, nesting, and expressions defined
assigning a parent
parenting, opacity, and effects
parenting with null objects
using guides
nesting comps
editing precomps
navigating composition hierarchies
nesting a common source
sizing precomps
locking panels
precomposing a group of layers
precomposing a single layer
render order explained
splitting work between comps
using precomposing to re-order
continuously rasterized layers

Getting Started

Copy the Lesson 06-Parent and Nest folder from this book’s disc onto your hard drive, and make note of where it is; it contains the project files and sources you need for this lesson.

Rather than use a single project ...

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